Judy is particularly concerned about the effects of intensive development on the hydrology of important wildlife sites
Judy's responses to Oxford City Council and
Oxfordshire County Council consultations:
See separate pages for matters relating to
The Oxford Northern Gateway Area Action Plan and
The Lye Valley
Links (now reinstated) to Judy's comments on other consultations:
Oxfordshire County Council - 'Investing in the A40 - Long Term Strategy'.
Judy objects to the plan to take land required for widening the A40 from Oxey Mead, which is owned by BBOWT and is part of the Oxford Meadows SAC, and suggests that land should be taken from the other (north) side of the current road instead.
Oxfordshire County Council Consultation - Draft Local Transport Plan 2015-2031 in relation to the suggested Alternative Line 3 alignment for a super-premium bus route in the Eastern Arc, which would have damaging effects on the Lye Valley fen.
Oxford City Council Draft Corporate Biodiversity Strategy
The deadline for comments on this consultation, which opened on 5 Jan 2015, was originally 4 Feb but was changed to Friday, 27 Feb as a result of Judy's request that it be extended in view of the importance of biodiversity. Judy also asked for the map included with the draft strategy to be updated to include a large number of designated wildlife sites (SLINC and LWS areas) that do not appear on the current version. The City Council will consider changing the final version.
Big Data Institute and Amenities Building, Old Road 6 April 2014
Sites and Housing Development Plan Document, Proposed Submission Document' 23 March 2012
Barton Area Action Plan Proposed Submission Document
23 March 2012
Barton Area Action Plan - Preferred Options June 2011
Draft Green Spaces and Playing Pitch & Outdoor Sports Strategies (2012-2026) 19 February 2012
Submissions by Judy relating to planning applications
Planning application (ref. 17/02437/FUL) for proposed development west of 75 Town Furze, directly above the Lye Valley South Fen. Objection submitted by committee members of Friends of Lye Valley, including Judy (Chairman).
Consent refused by Oxford City Council's Planning Committee on 12 December 2017.
Objection submitted re Cowley Marsh Park
Planning Application 15/01661/CT3 Oxford City Council Depot, Marsh Road, OX4 2HH
Part change of use of recreation ground for external storage ... for a temporary period of up to 5 years.
Cothill Pitt (not part of Cothill Fen NNR but it is part of the Green Belt). To read Judy's letter of objection to the proposed development of this site (holiday homes) click here.
Cothill Pitt is a habitat for Stratiomys chamaeleon, the Clubbed General, a Soldier Fly (photo by Judy Webb below), an endangered species in Britain.
For photos of this fly, taken by Judy at Cothill Pitt and also at Parsonage Moor in 2014, click here
Oxford Mail article, 15 December 2014.